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Rent America The Show Michael Thomas Broker-Talk v 1 E 33

 

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Rent America The Show Michael Thomas Broker-Talk v 1 E 33, was just published this morning on our Broker-talk.com real estate podcast.  Michael Thomas is an innovative, seasoned loan professional working across America creating affordable rental home projects. Rent America The Show is where you can view one of the completed projects.

Finding affordable rental housing has grown more difficult. Rent costs have gone up over the last 10 years while most wages have been stagnant or grown at a much slower rate than rental costs. It used to be a renter/owner would spend a third of the income on rent/mortgage and now that percentage is pushing up to fifty percent. With gas, food, insurance and all other costs going up the average American is struggling in this economy no matter what you are hearing from Washington. American families are struggling to make ends meet.

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Michael Thomas, a VA-HUD certified lender through Gershmann Mortgage, has started actively looking for development partners across the US and particularly in the West and Southwest to finance projects. Taking existing rental units or starting over from the beginning the process is longer than traditional lending because of the HUD process, but  the projects get done and the communities are better served because of this opportunity to have a lending partner on your project.

Broker-talk is a weekly show discussing all matters of real estate. The rising costs of housing is staggering for many people and this is particularly true in places like San Francisco, Boston and New York. New York is trying to get rid of the rental commission fee which will take out agents wanting to spend time with renters. Boston is also considering this measure as well as rent control in Somerville and a transfer tax paid by both the buyer and seller of a property in the Boston area. If you like this show please share. This is Rent America The Show Michael Thomas Broker-Talk v 1 E 33

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Day 21 of 90 My Best Practices Real Estate 2018

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Day 21 of 90 My Best Practices Real Estate 2018 and I have a confession. Two weeks into coaching and I am not doing all that I should and could. I know this.  Knowing what to do and then doing it with consistency and clarity is the hard part of this simple job. We see this all around us on a daily basis in this industry, people knowing what to do and not doing it.  Take for instance, answering your phone, or returning a call or email.  So many agents don’t do this.  I know this because it is rare to call an agent and have them pick up.  Here is what I have observed with these agents, when and if they call back they always talk about how busy they are. Second and more accurate version is when a great agent either answers the call immediately or gets back in a timely fashion. Truly successful and busy agents never tell you how busy they are.

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While I am not following through on my daily calls as I should I am working on it.  If I am not on the phone during the allotted time, I am watching videos or reading books about how to do it, or how to be more effective with it.  Focused on better habits is not aided by beating yourself up for not being perfect.  When I have a good day, and there have been many, I feel great all day in spite of various struggles. When I am not doing all I should there is a not so vague malaise about the day.  Paying attention to my feelings in this regard is good, but paying attention to feelings when I come up to a task I need to complete is the pothole.  I have to grind through those moments and get back on task.

Two weeks in and reaching the listing goals I know there is still much to do to make the goal of building best practices for a sustainable real estate practice. Day 21 of 90 My Best Practices Real Estate 2018

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Finding Rental Houses in Wayland, MA 01778

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Finding Rental Houses in Wayland, MA is not easy.  Single Family houses for rent are few.  43 Griscom Rd, Wayland MA 01778 is located right off Pelham Island Road.  Pelham Island Road is a magical winding road that goes right by Heard Pond.  You can also find hiking and nature trails nearby.  Griscom Rd straddles the Wayland Sudbury line.  It is a cul de sac and this house is near the circle end.  This is a family street with plenty of kids playing in the yards.

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The house has 4 bedrooms, 3 and a half bathrooms. The yard is large and flat and it sits right next to conservation land. The privacy and safety of this area is unsurpassed.  Shopping is a short hike down Pelham Island Rd.  The school bus stops on the street.  Both former tenants made several attempts to buy this home from the owner and only moved on because the owner also loves this home, it’s location and all the amenities.  A two car garage is oversized and has room for more.  There are two family rooms which both have fireplaces.  The downstairs family room has been used by the kids who have lived in the house over the past 6 years. The upstairs family room is more formal and opens up to the dining room.

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My favorite room in the house is a 3 season room right off the kitchen. This room is light filled and opens up on 3 sides to the front and back yards.  Wayland has some of the best schools in MA and they have been good for a while.  For people moving into MA for the first time, or families that want to rent in Wayland before they find their new home Griscom Rd is a fantastic stop in Finding Rental Houses in Wayland, MA

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43 Griscom Rd Wayland MA 01778 Rental house MLS 72064284

43 Griscom Rd Wayland MA 01778 Rental house MLS 72064284

43 Griscom Rd Wayland MA 01778 Rental house MLS 72064284